Friday, July 29, 2011

Candid and Open Conversations (in nature)

This week I put on my hiking "boots" and went for a few good hikes.

We were fortunate to have my outdoor education professor from college come and visit us for a night. We shared stories of our trip to Alaska and her trips to Colorado, Tanzania, and Ireland this year.

But the next day we hit the road and then the Appalachian Trail to hike up to McAfee's Knob. During our hike we never stopped chatting and talking about our lives. The same was true when we hiked up to Table Mountain in Wyoming three years ago.

Nature has that calming ability to relax your temperament and let you be real with the people around you. It's back to the basics.

I really appreciate a good conversation with a good friend. It feeds my soul. I'm so thankful that one of these friends came to visit. And thankful for the discussions and the sentiments shared.

Three years later we had another great hike. Hopefully it won't be another three years!

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